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April 23, 2009


Unlike many in my generation, I’ve lived in the same city all of my life, so I have first-hand knowledge of the changes in climate here. The summers seem slightly warmer and the winters much milder than 30 years ago. Obviously, there is nothing scientific about my “findings.” According to my mother, when I was born there was 13 inches of snow on the ground.

The last time I saw extremely large amounts of snow was the “Blizzard of ’78” when much of Ohio was hit with a HUGE storm. There were areas that received several feet of snow. It is still very vivid in my mind. I was performing in a band called “Reflection” at the time and we had to travel back to Columbus from an engagement on the coast of Lake Erie that cancelled two days in due to the weather. The following year, we had two-digit sub-zero temperatures for 21 consecutive days in January, but hardly any snow.

Since that time, I can’t recall a winter that has been as severe as those two. This past winter, I saw the temperature fall below zero for two or three days with minus six being the lowest temp of the season on January 16th.


I am the first to admit that I know very little about Global Warming. I’ve watched some specials on it, read a few articles and listened to Al Gore. If you would like to read the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, be my guest. Based on my extremely limited knowledge, I believe there are shifts in our climate. I’m still not completely convinced that all are man-made, although some reasonably current evidence seems to be leaning strongly in that direction.

Since this latest report was released, there have been some absurd comments coming from politicians who appear to know even less than I do about the subject.

Here’s Minority Leader Rep. John Boehner (R-OH).

Apparently, Rep. Boehner doesn’t know the difference between exhaling and flatulence. (Insert joke here)

Fortunately for him, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) also had a flatulent response.

It’s time for prayer: God; please guide me away from all the fart jokes that are, at this moment, saturating my brain. Amen.

There’s nothing more to say.